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Fingers Peeling?

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  • Posted By: electric_arabella
  • May 28, 2007
  • 06:37 PM

Lately the skin around my fingernails has been peeling away. My hands aren't actually dry, and applying skin lotion doesn't help (but it doesn't make it worse, either); there's no pain and no itching, but the skin is peeling off rather drastically, and it looks terrible -- it's happening on every single finger! This has never happened to me before; I'm generally very healthy and my diet is very good. I'm not sure if it's worth seeing a doctor about, since otherwise I feel fine.

As a note, I do have a B12 deficiency, but I take supplements for it (it's not severe enough to require injections), and I couldn't see anything that would suggest "peeling skin on hands" is one of the symptoms of it getting worse.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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  • Hi, My daughters fingers and toes peel after she gets sick with strept. throat. I have also read that post staph infection can cause this too. ( it happens AFTER you have had the infection- in my daughters case- maybe 1-2 weeks after antibiotics). Its technical term is called desquamation. Nothing to worry about- will go away after a while on its own! : ) Linda
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